Open House for Shoreline Sidewalk Prioritization Plan on Tuesday at 6pm

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Do Not Walk
Photo by Dennis Terpstra


Everyone in Shoreline wants sidewalks. Here's the problem:
  • It can cost up to $2.5 million to construct just one mile of sidewalk.
  • It can cost approximately $195,000 per mile to make significant sidewalk repairs along a street lined with trees.

Right now, the City of Shoreline is in a year-long process to create a Sidewalk Prioritization Plan as directed by the City Council in March 2017.

Council is committed to making improvements to the current sidewalk network, both in constructing new sidewalks (or alternative pedestrian facilities) and maintaining and bringing existing sidewalks up to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) code.

The process will include input from the citizen Sidewalk Advisory Committee and multiple opportunities for providing input at public open houses.

Major components of the process will be to create a data-driven system for prioritizing projects and researching and recommending ways to fund them. The cost to construct, maintain, and repair the miles of sidewalk the City already has or needs to construct exceeds the City’s currently available resources for this work. The City’s current funding for sidewalk improvements primarily depends on receiving highly competitive, and relatively modest, federal and state grants.

The tree was cut down and the sidewalk rebuilt
Meridian Ave N, about 198th
Photo by Steven H. Robinson


The first Open House is Tuesday, October 17, 2017 where staff will explain the City's process for planning for new sidewalks and repairing and maintaining existing sidewalk.

October 17, Tuesday evening, 
6:00 - 8:00pm at Shoreline City Hall, 

A presentation will begin at 6:20pm in the Council Chamber, and an activity to gain your input will be available after the presentation. Comment forms will be available throughout.

More information here

The schedule indicates how the Sidewalk Prioritization Plan process is integrated with the ADA Transition Plan, Sidewalk Advisory Committee and public outreach, and City Council and Board meetings. This schedule will be periodically updated throughout the process as new information or targets are addressed.



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